These past few days have been interesting, to say the least!
When I was asked to write a post for Housewives of Rural America, I struggled. I struggled because it was the same ‘ole story that seems I’ve told over and over again. Who is going to want to read this again? But I wrote and as I wrote, the words came easier than anticipated and before I knew it, I had a fairly long post. I even apologized to Jenny and Katie for the length. They didn’t seem to mind, though, so I was excited to see how it would be accepted by the rest of the blog world.
What I didn’t expect was to open my email later that same day and read this in the subject line, “Congrats, you’ve been Freshly Pressed!” I was so excited (to say the least)! It was like I had won the multi-million dollar lottery! My heart started racing and I began to furiously post everywhere (Facebook and Twitter) that my post was liked by the WordPress editors. I had always wondered what it would take to get on that particular page. Only…it didn’t show up. I started feeling like maybe they had made a mistake and decided it really wasn’t good enough for the honor. And then I got discouraged and told myself that it just wasn’t meant to be.
This morning, though, I got the first congratulations and then the emails and the comments and the “likes” all started rolling in. This was a fun day in my blog writing history. And, Toni, all the while I was thinking about you and the encouragement you gave me to start writing. That’s all it took. Thank you for introducing me to the world of blogging. It’s been a fun journey!
Because of the exposure Nebraska Wheatie has received, I now have several new followers. To you, I say thank you and welcome! I’m thrilled that you’re here and have decided this was one blog you would like to read again. My husband and I aren’t farmers – strictly custom harvesters so I try to feature agriculture as much as I can while we’re harvesting the crops that feed the world. The rest of the time it’s just every day life thoughts and happenings. Maybe you’ll want to go back to some of my previous posts and find out for yourself what we’re all about. Check out “Yes! We’re cutting wheat again!”, “Mark’s story”, “July 27, 1947 Thank You” Or “it began only 17 days ago” to name just a few. (Or close your eyes, point at the list and go with the one that you choose.)
Regardless of how you get involved in the story, please make sure and ask me any questions you have about the nomadic lifestyle. Most times, I just take for granted what we do and it doesn’t feel anything but “normal” to me. So, if I don’t quite explain something as well as I should, it’s probably because I assume everyone knows what I’m talking about.
Happy Wheatie reading!
P.S. The post that stirred all this interest can be read by clicking here – the summer journey.